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I Was Married to a Sociopath

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 74 People

    Actually I still am married to a sociopath.

    I have prayed and hoped that she would somehow change, but I know that isn't going to happen. I have to save myself. She has been having an on going affair for quite some time. I have digital recording of her talking to one of her girlfriends about, and she of course denies...
    john83815 john83815 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 19, 2014

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    Help I'm Married to a Sociopath and Don't Know What to Do

      I am not a sociopath but I believe my husband is.  I am in the process of getting divorced and I am also pregnant with his child.  He has been abusive physically, emotionally and verbally which is why I am divorcing him.  He is great at manipulating people...
    kikikyta kikikyta 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 1, 2009

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    My Sociopathic Former Husband

    For twenty years I convinced myself that he was just too smart for feelings or emotion. I convinced myself the masquerade that the world saw was real. Everyone thought he was brilliant, funny and charming, so why was he so cold to me? There was only one truth, it must be me. For...
    residueoflife residueoflife 46-50 2 Responses Mar 29, 2013

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    Do I Know What Happend?

    No. Can I explain it? No. Am I glad that the nightmare is finally over? abso-freaking-lutely! I met my husband, we're separated now, 6 years ago. I was 21, and just out of a terrible relationship with someone that was also probably a sociopath, but that's another story. We dated...
    fallingwthgrace fallingwthgrace 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 24, 2011

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    Finally Free!!!!!

    I was married to a sociopath for ten long years! I was only nineteen when I fell in love with my now ex husband. I became pregnant almost right away, too soon for me to realize what  he really was. On top of his personality disorder he also had a drug addiction which his...
    rosalielac rosalielac 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 23, 2010

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    Help I'm Married to a Sociopath and Don't Know What to Do

      I am not a sociopath but I believe my husband is.  I am in the process of getting divorced and I am also pregnant with his child.  He has been abusive physically, emotionally and verbally which is why I am divorcing him.  He is great at manipulating people...
    kikikyta kikikyta 22-25, F 17 Responses Sep 1, 2009

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    Married To A Sociopath

    I am now married to a sociopath, I am lied to about everything including the air he breaths...I found out he has 2 children and doesnt even see them..I had no idea!...I have been with him for almost 3 years..at first eveything was great...then i would see a lie or two ignore it...
    deana34 deana34 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 15, 2009

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    I was married to a sociopath in 2010.

    We stayed together for 3 years. It was the most miserable time of my life. I successfully divorced her (yes a female socio) this year. The last time I saw her was at our court date and she did an unbelievable number to my head. After realizing what I was dealing with, I did a...
    drwho4 drwho4 41-45, M 3 Responses Aug 21, 2014

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    The 10-year Nightmare: Married To A Sociopathic Woman

    I am finally divorcing my wife of nearly 11 years. I started the process last summer and she refuses to agree or settle. For the entire time I was married to her, I tried desperately to make things better and figure out what the problem was in my marriage. The low point, and...
    dukearthur2011 dukearthur2011 36-40 18 Responses Apr 8, 2011

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    i have just found out my husband is a sociopath

    i am worried and scarred i always thought he was just a cofused man after his awful childhood but the past year has been so awful lying by saying he has cancer going away to say been admitted cancer ward but not telling me where intercepting my bank accounts and stealing and...
    tenovus tenovus 51-55, F 1 Response Jan 24, 2014

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    The Federal Agent Sociopath

    I met him when I was 17. We dated for 5 years before we were married. When I think back on it, he lied alot then. He also would be missing and I could not find him some days without explaination. After marriage, we had fun. I found him lying for no reason, but i figured, no harm...
    emerald64 emerald64 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 22, 2012

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    Confronting His Sociopathy Is The Most Terrifying Thing I've Done

    I was introduced to my ex through a mutual friend who sang his praises about how he was the "smartest guy he knew." They'd attended a top law school together a decade before. Almost immediately after we met he began to woo me. It was all very romantic....dinners, handwritten...
    nylonfemme76 nylonfemme76 31-35 4 Responses Aug 28, 2011

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    Help

    i am mother of 4 wonderful kids although severly messed up as a direct result of their father my soon hopefully to be x husband molesting and raping them for years I never seen this it totally came out over time and i mean in tiny little increments now here is where i am and...
    michellelangmack michellelangmack 31-35 2 Responses Aug 22, 2011

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    Ive been with my MM for 8 months. I knew he was married when we first got together but I did not think I would fall in love with him. About 2 months in he told me he loved me. Im...
    nikita9042 nikita9042 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    I really hope this doesn't make me sound like a terrible person, if it does, please know that I am just trying to speak from the heart. If I am terrible, I guess I will realize it...
    sevensouth sevensouth 36-40, F 3 days ago

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    I WAS married to a Narcissist for 35 years. After recovering from ptsd and discovering who I was, a Highly Sensitive Person, I realize now how easy it was hiding behind him rather...
    VayJayBrigade VayJayBrigade 56-60, F 4 Responses Dec 27, 2014

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    I was married before for 3 years she had fertility problems but never wanted to get the corrected and just never seemed to care any more so here I am single as can be 27 air force...
    dj2129 dj2129 22-25, M Dec 28, 2014

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    Actually had another woman flirt with me and she knew I was married and my circumstances. Not sure how to feel now that it has happened.
    WantsToBeADad WantsToBeADad 41-45, M 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    I find it very disturbing that people don't believe that this man tried to rape me. I met him in California. He was there for work. He was in production at Miramax so he travelled...
    winnhasmyheart winnhasmyheart 41-45, M Jan 7

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    Ok girls this has been a messed up week. I have an issue with trust with my MM. I made the mistake at looking at his facebook. What I found was really no surprise. He was chatting...
    nikita9042 nikita9042 31-35, F 3 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I actually married a sociopath. I was too young to know what the term was but smart enough to realize something was not quite right. I found this article on DailyStrength.org...
    akindheart akindheart 56-60, F 9 Responses Jan 16

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    These Stories? Why do so many of you come here to tell us what a sociopath is? I see so many stories that start off with "I think I am a sociopath because I have no guilt and I...
    JasonGrayson JasonGrayson 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 14

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    This morning I was running late getting ready for work, I usually don't need the alarm clock as my wife Krista usually wakes me up at 6 am or shortly after, but today we didn't get...
    wetsec wetsec 31-35, F 1 hr ago

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    well yeah im a diagnosed sociopath. I'm not what you think i would be like "a psychotic killing machine" or "a danger to society". enough with that lets tell the real story. When i...
    Saixes612 Saixes612 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 2

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    I am a very curious person and everytime I read a book or watch a movie very interesting. This time everything is different, I am reading the book " Conffesions of a Sociopath" and...
    lunaxo lunaxo 18-21, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm looking for a good man who will be my husband. I've never been married and I have no children. I want to get married some day and when I do, I want my marriage to last.
    winnie2015 winnie2015 41-45, F 3 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    This is just for me personally, but I don't want to get married. I don't see the point. I realize that financially there are some benefits... But as a whole, it's not for me. I...
    ElvenQueenKayla ElvenQueenKayla 16-17, F 2 hrs ago

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    Emotionally speaking I'd consider myself about average. Well, that is if you look away from the fact that the emotions themselves barely exist and when they do, never seem to last...
    Ulsberg Ulsberg 31-35 2 Responses Jan 6

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    My ex had posted as his new 2015 profile pic on Facebook -it's my girls school photo. He's basking in comment about how beautiful they are etc. He's responded to the comments. No...
    Sunrise13 Sunrise13 31-35, F 5 Responses Jan 2

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    do sociopaths naturally hate police? because i have always despised them and i wondered if it was just me.
    superiorexistance superiorexistance 18-21, M 8 Responses Jan 5

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    Hey, real sociopath here. I won't waste my time trying to convince you of it because what is the point. Believe me or not it's up to you. but I am bored and willing to answer...
    JasonGrayson JasonGrayson 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 14

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    Since I am divorcing the sociopathic narcissist, I won't be posting under this for much longer. I won't let it define me anymore, but I have something I need to say to those of...
    sartur sartur 36-40, F 22 Responses Jan 16

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    Last night I started converting our family VHS tapes to digital format. It's going to be a gut wrenching experience as I watch and edit my entire married life in video. Seeing...
    dynamic71 dynamic71 41-45, M 7 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    You're my best friend but you're married. I wish that I could wait it out but you're having a baby. Sigh...
    bongbabexo bongbabexo 31-35, F 8 hrs ago

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    I'm married to a woman who hasn't touched me in over 3 years. She has some medical-mental issues so it isn't really her fault but I am to the point of explosion and need to find...
    rumpledforeskin rumpledforeskin 41-45, M 1 hr ago

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    Anyone involved sees new meaning in Adeles' Fire to the Rain. She had to have written that to a Sociopath! Also , Christina Perri's Jar of Hearts.
    notme2014 notme2014 46-50, F Jan 5

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    I have to say that is a completely new experience, as far as I am aware. I can't say as if I'm proud of it or anything; generally, I try to avoid causing offense, much as I am...
    MisterSerious MisterSerious 41-45, M 3 Responses Jan 5

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    Yet, I pretend to be an empath. My end goal is to attract other sociopaths, and play the ultimate game of manipulation. I lure them in, and then begin to **** with them. The...
    JezebelScreams JezebelScreams 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 6

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    Sense sociopaths struggle with emotional connection, do sexual partners ever notice a lack of sexual connection?
    mm236889 mm236889 22-25, M Jan 7

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    I don't know if i'm a sociopath or not but I get an extreme rush out of killing animals and leaving people emotionally crushed. It gives me great pleasure seeing them weak...
    zimmy11 zimmy11 16-17, M 2 Responses Jan 8

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    Part 1 of 2 of something my therapist had me write in an attempt to understand my emotions. As a sort of preface so you can understand some things, it's important to know that I...
    AzuraSkies AzuraSkies 16-17 1 Response Jan 4

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    the manipulation the lies the deceit the games he loved to play with me.. I fell right into the trap.. forgetting to ask myself who I would want to be, for I didn't have to.. he...
    myownconsultant myownconsultant 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    Part 2 of 2 of something my therapist had me wrote in an attempt to understand my emotions. I am ravenous to understand the world. I am a feral beast, claws sunk into the pages...
    AzuraSkies AzuraSkies 16-17 1 Response Jan 4